Raymond ‘Reserve’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Napa Valley
Winemaker Notes: A dark purple in the glass, this Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a beautiful nose of blue and black fruits. Expressive flavors of raspberry and blackberries are met with blackcurrant and warm plum. The wine has a lovely freshness and vibrancy with a medium bodied midpalate. Textured with plush tannins, the finish is smooth and velvety. Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 2% Petite Sirah, 1% Merlot.
James Suckling - "A really pretty red with black berries and spice, hazelnuts and dark chocolate. Full to medium body and medium, fine and velvety tannins. Juicy and flavorful finish. Direct and focused. Racy is the word to describe this. Drink in 2024."
Robert Parker- "Deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with quite a serious, savory nose of roasted nuts, espresso and charcuterie with a core of cassis, warm blackberries and black forest cake plus a waft of pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-filling, expressive black fruit flavors, framed by chewy tannins, finishing savory."